Sarianna Kranz

Artist, Art consult and Art teacher 

Artist Statement:

I am curious of my nature, always on my way searching for inspiring moments to catch in my paintings. My artistical inspiration comes from my meetings with people and places, but also philosophical reflection over life and therefore spiritual influences are often found in my paintings.

As I prepare for my exhibitions I always work with a theme or idea, that gives me the structure for the wholeness.

I usually begin with the idea in my imagination, but the I always listen and co-work with the materials I am using. Often I find myself creating something I didn´t plan from the beginning, but the process with the colours and resistance in materials influences the final product.

Last 6 years I have almost solely been using encaustic, Wax Resin Art, as a medium. I have studied in Czech rebuclic, England and in Denmark for different tutors to learn this technic. I have also Encaustic Arts Education Certification by Encaustic Arts International since 2014.

I have worked wholetime until 2018 with my art and teaching. I have also created and artistical leader for two large Art projects under 2017.

Exam:

Master in Visual Education in Art and Design

Memberships:

IEA- International Encaustic Art Association

SK- Swedish Artist Association

Suomiart- Association Artist with Finnish background living in Sweden

Sigtuna Culture house Association

Grants:

Culture price 2014, by Upplands Väsby community

State Culture Association (Statens Kulturråd) grant for the project Transit

Finnish-Swedish Culture Association (Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland) grant for project Transit

Stockholm County Culture grant for project Transit

ISOFI- Institute for minority language studies in Sweden, grant for project with seniors and kids meeting in painting activities (encaustic art) and using Finnish language